Building Campus Pride Among Virtual Students
Business & Law / Community & Society / Experts / Opinion

Building Campus Pride Among Virtual Students

By Susan Aldridge, PhD For years, we’ve heard that students who learn online cannot possibly develop the same affinity for the institutions they attend as their peers who study on campus. But from where I sit, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, I see that attachment every year at commencement time when … Continue reading

Naughty or Nice? Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Other Holiday Fashion Dos and Don’ts
Arts & Culture / Community & Society

Naughty or Nice? Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Other Holiday Fashion Dos and Don’ts

From sparkles and scarves to jingle bell earrings and Santa sweaters, holiday fashion can bring out the best in us – or the worst. We checked in with the fashion experts at Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to find out what’s naughty and nice in this year’s trends. NICE: “Wear an … Continue reading

Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback
Community & Society

Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback

Warped eggplant. Dented zucchini. Too-small squash. One major area of food waste in America is on farms, where crops that aren’t suitable for supermarket shelves – usually for aesthetic reasons – are left in the fields to rot. In fact, according to the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, more than 6 billion pounds of fruits … Continue reading

Seven Things to Know About Investing in Early Childhood Education
Community & Society / Experts

Seven Things to Know About Investing in Early Childhood Education

With President Obama’s announcement yesterday that $1 billion in federal funding will be used to expand high-quality early childhood education programs, he delivered on his promise to help more children access the early education they need to succeed in school and in life. The funding will expand educational opportunities for tens of thousands of children. … Continue reading

Learning to Code…From a Tiny Robot Teacher
Community & Society / Science & Technology

Learning to Code…From a Tiny Robot Teacher

If Pramod Abichandani succeeds, swarms of tiny robots will invade grade school classrooms throughout the Philadelphia area. While he’s far from an evil genius, Abichandani did have a wild idea a few years ago about how to implement a low-cost STEM curriculum based around robotics and coding. And with the help of his little, robotic … Continue reading